Ellen Mueller

Guest Thread Leader on ArrayList

by Ellen Mueller on February 1, 2016, no comments


I’m going to be a February guest thread leader on ArrayList, a curated listserv focused on foundation level new media approaches, practices, and discourse. During the month of February we’re focusing on PERFORMANCE.

Interested? Join in by signing up!

ARRAY [ ] (www.arrayproject.com) is an internationally recognized, peer-reviewed, online platform for new media curriculum and discourse. ARRAY [ ] was originally funded by a Rhizome.org grant through the New Museum, New York, NY. As an extension of ARRAY [ ] the founders launched a curated listserv called “ArrayList” focused on foundation level new media approaches, practices, and discourse.

Call for Presentations: 4D Art & Design Critique

by Ellen Mueller on January 26, 2016, no comments

Site Specific Critique

I am chairing a panel at the Mid-America College Art Association in Cincinnati, October 26-28th, 2016. My panel is entitled, “Time-Based Art & Design: Finding the Language of Critique,” and I’m looking for presenters. Here’s the abstract:

“With the constant evolution of art and design, more and more contemporary work moves into the realm of time-based practices. For the purposes of this panel, we will categorize time based (4D) art and design as the study of time-based media such as social practice, generative works, film/video, animation, performance art, motion graphics, sound art, game design, and any other time-based genres.

Artists and designers are well prepared to discuss and critique 2D and 3D works, with foundations classes often dedicated to semester-long study of terms and practicing basic skills. However, sometimes time-based practices are neglected altogether, or are tacked on, without establishing the same foundational understanding of terminology or practice of introductory skills.

This panel seeks submissions that address strategies for improving critique of time-based work, along with rationale for their use. Topics of investigation could include, but are not limited to, looking at the past, present and future critique of time-based work, examining what premises we need to establish in foundational coursework to successfully critique 4D work, and identifying useful language for most clearly understanding one another.”

Proposals are due by February 29, 2016, and can be submitted by emailing your 250 word abstract and a CV to me at ellen@ellenmueller.com. MACAA membership is required at the time of acceptance. Conference registration fee is required of all.

Please share far and wide! I would love to hear from a wide variety of interested people. 

Art Inter/National in Pittsburgh

by Ellen Mueller on January 19, 2016, no comments


My 3D printed porcelain work, Greenland, July 2012, will be on display at BoxHeart Gallery. See you at the reception!

Art Inter/National
Exhibition Dates: January 19 – March 4, 2016
Reception: Saturday, January 23, 2016 at 5-8pm

BoxHeart Gallery
4523 Liberty Ave
Pittsburgh PA 15224

Participating artists include:
Ferlo, Lyn – Painting – United States (NY)
Fiez, Alejandro – Painting – Ecuador
Fowler, Chris – Painting – United States (NC)
Goldin Stahl, Darian – Intaglio – Germany
Gros, Capucine – Screenprinting – Switzerland
Howard, Thomas – Drawing – United States (NY)
Hussaini, Azadeh – Mixed Media – United States (IL)
Katsilakis, Aris – Sculpture – Romania
Matz, Barb – Mixed Media – United States (WI)
Mertz, Becca – Collage/Mixed Media – United States (PA)
Mueller, Ellen – 3D Printed Porcelain – United States (WV)
Oren-Sofer, Yael – Painting – United States (NY)
Paniagua, Gianna – Cut Paper – United States (NY)
Payne, Boyd – Painting – United States (PA)
Pierotti, Carolyn – Mixed Media – United States (PA)
Raymond, Alice – Painting – France
Riley, Ramon – Painting – United States (PA)
Rioux, Marie – Painting – Canada
Sau, Pradip Kumar – Painting – India
Sensbach, Skip – Sculpture – United States (NJ)
Shalamberidze, Ketevan – Mixed Media – Georgia
Veligrantaki, Kadiani – Mixed Media – Crete

Pre-Order 4D Book!

by Ellen Mueller on January 13, 2016, no comments

Elements and Principles of 4D Art & Design

The book is finally here! Well, almost here… pre-order is open, and books will ship Feb 12, 2016. Get yours now!

Elements and Principles of 4D Art and Design is excellent. The writing style is approachable and the content is broad. With wide-ranging examples from gaming and performance to fine art to activism, the book establishes critical and creative foundations for approaching 4D.” –Glenda Drew, University of California, Davis

“I am very excited for this text. It is exactly what my students need. Elements and Principles of 4D Art and Design covers very basic attributes of fine art and design in a descriptive way. These basic attributes are then combined with great contemporary art and solid in-class exercises. The text is well written and engaging.” –Cyane Tornatzky,Colorado State University

“This book is punctuated with ideas for class exercises, a variety of time-based art examples, and interviews with artists and designers. It is flexible and can be applied to a diverse range of time-based methods and goals. I am not aware of any other existing textbook that achieves all of this.” — Kate Shannon, Ohio State University, Mansfield

Art in America on Tour

by Ellen Mueller on January 11, 2016, no comments

Art in America on Tour

Art in America on Tour curated by Julie Torres
Reception: Thurs, Jan 21 from 5-7pm
On View: Jan 14 – Feb 20, 2016
Gallery Hours: Wed – Sat, 12-5pm

Elizabeth Stone Harper Gallery
Harper Center for the Arts
Presbyterian College
Clinton, SC

Art in America on Tour, a group exhibition organized by Brooklyn-based artist and independent curator Julie Torres, includes works by artists from all fifty states as well as D.C. and Puerto Rico.  Gallery is honored to be the first venue to host Art in America on Tour.

Originally exhibited at The Satellite Show Miami Beach, Art in America was an integral component of the “Artist-Run” Ocean Terrace Hotel initiative during Miami Art Week of December 2015. Organized by Tiger Strikes Asteroid—a collective of artist-run spaces with locations in Philadelphia, New York, and Los Angeles—each room of the repurposed Ocean Terrace Hotel, slated for demolition, featured a unique curatorial installation.

Art in America on Tour is both an inspired overview of current art practices in the United States and an improvisational tour-de-force, examining an aesthetic where the artist’s touch holds supreme, where the line between painting and object remains resolutely unsettled.